The radiance relation is one of the best relations in Attitudinal Psyche. Besides duality, it ranks as the most compatible.
This relationship generally feels inspirational and is quick to create a spark in interest between both parties. There’s an inherent difference between the attitudes of two people in a radiance pair, yet a bond that draws them in. Though this relation is asymmetrical, there is a balancing effect that happens in the cyclogenesis of communication between them. As each person gets to know one another, they transform the initial spark into inspiration to both propel and reach their desires. There is rarely a dull moment between these two.
No matter what aspect you consider between both partners in this relation, there is a balance between aggression and passivity. This balance keeps the radiant relation from ever running stale or feeling too off-keel. Partner 1 will lead with their first function that matches the fourth function of partner 2, whereas partner 2 returns the favor by using their second function to lead partner 1 in understanding processes. One partner is reliable with their results, and the other with their processes. This creates a very interesting and well-oiled system that incorporates the Semi-identical and Ignored function relation.
Everyone has two radiance relations in attitudinal psyche. You are the results leader/process follower (R+/P-) in one of your radiant pairs, and the process leader/results follower (P+/R-) in the other. This means that you are more of the decision maker in one pairing, and the inspirer in the other. The odd fact about your radiant pairs is that they are each other’s conflictors. This brings up some insight into conflictors having the same aggressive and passive functions in opposing positions. Your choice of which radiant pair you are better suited with depends on which two aspects you prefer to be in ideal positions. You have two people who hold the same attitude towards the outside world, yet are totally opposite regarding their attitudes of their own dealings with the aspects.
Oftentimes you will be more drawn to one of your radiant pairs than the other. This could be due to many factors including life circumstances, focus on certain aspects relevant to your interests, or reactivity vs. dormancy of your third function. Generally the more reactive your third function is, the more you’ll be drawn towards the process leader (P+) relation. The more dormant your third function is (or even more secure it is), it’s more likely you’ll be drawn to your results leader (R+) relation.
Regardless of which radiant relationship you choose, there will always be one thing present: an ignoring of the shared third and fourth functional aspect (Ig+, Ig-). If your radiant pair has your third function as their fourth function, you’ll both generally ignore it. The other party may trust your advice or what you have to say on the matter since your third function is more aggressive about it and they have an others positive view towards that aspect – or they’ll quickly decide what they want, expecting communication to halt. Vice-versa, this works the same way.
All in all, your radiant pairs are great opportunities for growth, a spark in creativity, and overall happiness. There’s a push to enjoy life to the fullest between these pairs – even the bad or negative experiences. We could refer to this relation as semi-duality as it’s as close as you can get to duality without having perfect attitudinal matches.